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Remembering The March On Washington

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We talked with African Americans living in northern New England about the civil rights protest that helped change the course of racial history in the US.  Fifty years later, Americans are still contemplating the legacy of that day and debating the extent to which Dr. Martin Luther king’s dream of racial equality has been fulfilled.


  • JerriAnne Boggis,- director of the Portsmouth Black Heritage Trail. She lives in Milford.
  • James McKim- the son of civil rights activists, he met Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and participated in the March on Washington when he was 9 years old. He’s the chair of the diversity committee of the Episcopal Diocese of New Hampshire.  He lives in Goffstown.
  • Dottie Morris, Chief Officer for Diversity and Multiculturalism for Keene State College. She lives in Vermont.


  • Kel Edwards- of Kittery, Maine. He participated in the March on Washington as a young man.


  • Purnell Fred Ross Junior- statewide director of the NAACP in New Hampshire

*this show is a rebroadcast from 8/28/13

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